I just need to ask you about your thoughts about this. My lawyer filed my I485 several weeks ago. I already got the notice of receipt for I-485, AP and EAD. I asked my lawyer if employment verification is needed when we file I485 and she said it won't be necessary. I am still working for the same employer until now. Would not turning in employment verification (as it is an element of initial evidence) trigger an RFE or denial? Please advise.
An employment verification letter when filing an Employment-based I-485 is a must. Failure to include one will in all likelihood trigger not only an RFE, but also an interview at the local CIS district office, something you want to avoid at all costs.
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Your lawyer has the view that you give them what they ask for. You have the view that you should give them things they might ask for. Neither is wrong. If it will save you the worry, get a letter and then ask your lawyer to put it in the packet just so you will feel happier. Sometimes you do things so you sleep well at nights, not because they are necessary.
Andrew Bartlett. Community Immigration Lawyer, San Rafael CA.. Please note that answers to questions are for general informational purposes only. They are not legal advice and do not establish an attorney-client relationship. If an answer is not clear, I will do my best to explain further.
Your attorney is not "wrong" in the sense she gave you incorrect advice. I agree with Mr. Bartlett, though, about asking the attorney to send the letter anyway.
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